Iconic Music Halls Connect Berlin and L.A. during Getty


An vaunt that non-stop this week during a Getty Center in Los Angeles illustrates one thing that connects sister cities Berlin and Los Angeles: Their iconic song halls. The exhibit, timed with a 50th anniversary of a partnership between a dual metropolises, explores unison venues by Hans Scharoun and Frank Gehry that are highlights in their city skylines.

“Berlin and Los Angeles: Space for Music“ during a Getty Research Institute (GRI) trickery focuses on a Berlin Philharmonie, designed by Scharoun, that shabby a Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Gehry. In further to those dual buildings that shorten their cities, a vaunt takes a demeanour during a venue that non-stop this Mar in Berlin that Gehry worked on that brings a judgment and a lessons incorporated by both full circle: a Pierre Boulez Saal.

The Berlin Philharmonie and Disney Hall are signature comforts of their areas. The muster draws from the GRI’s archival Gehry land and incorporates material on Scharoun from Berlin’s Academy of a Arts. The vaunt looks during a buildings’ unusual interiors as good as exteriors. It includes strange drawings, photos, sketches, and models that uncover any architect’s pattern process.

“A unison gymnasium is a singular building. It is a space for music, a space for informative activity and distinguished county landmark. Like Hans Scharoun before him, Frank Gehry is a master of a form and has combined many of a world’s many iconic buildings, including a possess dear Walt Disney Concert Hall,” noted GRI executive Thomas W. Gaehtgens.

Perspectives and Influences

“The parallels of Frank Gehry and Hans Scharoun’s work, generally in these dual buildings, go over character and function,” added Maristella Casciato, who co-curated a exhibition. She remarkable that two architects present a low bargain and appreciation for their buildings’ place both in landscape and in culture.

GettyActive in Germany’s fashionable in a early 1900s, Scharoun (1893–1972) was partial a organisation who promoted complicated design in his country. He oversaw a initial urban skeleton for Berlin after World War II. However, they were never implemented before Berlin was divided in 1948.

Later, Scharoun’s unison gymnasium was assembled (built 1960-1963) on a south corner of a Tiergarten and adjacent to a Berlin Wall. It transposed a city’s prior venue which was damaged in a war. The categorical gymnasium is damaged into 16 “egg shell” like pieces. This avoids a troops acerbity of normal rows of seats, promulgation a informative message.

Following suit, Gehry’s unison gymnasium in L.A. (built 1999–2003) also incorporates a formidable array of infrequently made seating sections. The judgment reflects a city as a melting pot of cultures. Raised in Toronto, Gehry (b. 1929) has lived in L.A. for 70 years. He developed many projects in his adopted hometown besides Disney Hall. Gehry is also famous for eye-catching sites, including a Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris and a Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.

Coming Full Circle

Much like a Berlin Philharmonie shabby Disney Hall, Gehry’s latest venue – Pierre Boulez Saal – incorporates ideas from those facilities. The Getty muster includes a indication and photos of Pierre Boulez Saal, a Berlin unison gymnasium that only opened. Built into a 1955 building, Gehry concentration his pleasantness on a opening space. As he remarkable during a Getty vaunt opening, “This is not an extraneous unison gymnasium like a Philharmonie or a Disney Hall.”

GettyIt comforts dual elliptical formations set above one another to emanate a clarity of lightness from a top tier. The modular space will be reconfigured formed on a uncover and artist’s requirements.

The muster highlighting a iconic song halls that bond sister cities Berlin and L.A. will be during a Getty until Jul 30. Later this year, an stretched chronicle will open in Berlin. It will be situated nearby another Gehry work, a Deutsche Bank offices nearby a Brandenburg Gate.

By Dyanne Weiss

Exhibition preview Apr 24
Getty: Getty Research Institute Presents Berlin/Los Angeles: Space For Music
Pierre Boulez Saal: Press Room

Photo of Frank Gehry unaware Pierre Boulez Saal interior © Thomas Rosenthal, pleasantness Pierre Boulez Saal
Photo of Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles by Pedro Szekely, pleasantness Creative Commons license
Photo of Frank Gehry (front) and Thomas W. Gaehtgens indicating out attendees during Disney Hall opening unison by Dyanne Weiss

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